July-August 2012

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Up In The Air

Tips for Stress Relief from Detroit Pistons Trainer Arnie Kander

A graduate in physical therapy from Wayne State University, Kander began his career as a professional dancer and worked at a fitness center before joining the Pistons in 1992.

Entrepreneur-YOU Announces Business Plan Competition Finalists

Lentine Group Brings 200 Jobs to Wayne State University Area

Dodge Launches New Dodge Dart TV Ad

Collateral Bonds

A Troy financial expert collects business accessories from yesteryear.

Aero Tech Town

Detroit City Airport has established an industrial R&D cluster to develop the next generation of aircraft, including civilian drones.

A New Path

Fundraising is challenging enough, but it’s even more difficult during an economic recession.

2012 Michigan Hotel Occupancy Rates at All-Time High

Middlecott Design Opens New Studio in Detroit

Motown Museum Announces Completion of Restored Historic Piano

THAW VP Named to Leadership Detroit Program

Digital Trader

A financial expert in Auburn Hills uses algorithms to predict investment trends.

TEDxDetroit Conference at Gem Theatre in October

Ford Breaks Ground For New Plant in China

Hospice of Michigan Hosts 27th Annual Crystal Rose Gala

Lincoln & China: Bringing Rich Heritage and Unique Alternative to Growing Luxury Market

Karmanos Cancer Institute's 2012 Partners Golf Classic

More than 200 golfers participated in the Partners Golf Classic, a benefit for the Karmanos Cancer Institute, on Aug. 27 at the Franklin Hills Country Club. The event included 18 holes of golf, a cocktail reception, and awards ceremony. Photographs by Patrick Gloria and Nick Martines.

Can The Big Three Survive Success?

Forget another bailout. GM, Ford, and Chrysler must keep winning on the sales floor.

Urban Farm and Garden Store Opens in Detroit

Chrysler's Revamped Lineup Earns Top Quality Awards

Domino's Pizza Joins Environmental Partnership

Roll 'Em

Michigan’s tax credits for Hollywood films underwent drastic cuts in 2011, but reworked legislation opened the door to viral players.

Andrea Bogos Trapani Named Partner at Identity

Fulton Innovation's Technology Provides Restaurants with Wireless

Michigan Companies Join Clean Affordable Renewable Energy

Stress Relief

Stress and burnout are the silent killers of productivity, causing more than 60 percent of work absences each year. The prevalence of instant messaging, laptops, smartphones, iPhones, iPads, and BlackBerrys make it difficult for anyone to unplug from work.

Farbman Group Launches Back to School Supply Drive

Ricardo Demonstrates Advancements in Low Carbon Vehicle Technology

The PrivateBank Expands Michigan Private Wealth Team

The Sirolli Approach Comes to SE Michigan for Entrepreneurship

Harsens Island Bridge Contingent on Residents' Approval

ePrize Acquired by Consumer Focused Private Equity Firm Catterton Partners

By the Book

In 40,000 photos taken between 2005 and 2011, Julia Reyes Taubman captured every nook and cranny of Motown — from motorcycle clubs to scattershot

Diversified Restaurant Holdings Acquires 8 Buffalo Wild Wings Units

Grand Traverse Resort Completes Renovations

Three SAE International Courses Offered at Convergence 2012

Report: More Electric Competition Will Lower Costs for Consumers

Global Automotive Industry M&A Activity Declined in First Half of 2012

EverLast Lighting Continues Capital Expansion, Adds Jobs

Zetterberg Brings Swedish Dessert to Metro Detroit

State Film Office Approves Two Video Games for Incentives

Ford Tests Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Program

Report: Social Media Not Yet Reaching Full Potential in Influencing Auto Sales

Monster Energy to Support Henry Ford Health System Fundraiser

Agree Realty Sells Two Kmart Anchored Shopping Centers

Attorney Urges New Option for Faster Patent Approval

Detroit Fire and Police Board Hire New Investment Consultant

Van Conway and Steve Gordon 2012 Dream Cruise Extravaganza

Van Conway of Conway MacKenzie and Steve Gordon of Signature Associates hosted a Dream Cruise Party on Aug. 17-18 at Jax Car Wash in Birmingham. More than 500 guests enjoyed a strolling buffet, beverages, and numerous classic/muscle cars.

Forgotten Harvest Champagne Cruise at Westborn Market

Forgotten Harvest held its Champagne Cruise charity fundraiser at Westborn Market in Berkley on Aug. 17, the night before the Dream Cruise. More than 200 guests enjoyed a strolling buffet, cocktails, live entertainment, and plenty of horse power.

Wayne State Researcher Advances Flexible Electronics Technology

Ford C-MAX Tops Prius v for Best MPG

Poll: Weight Watchers Named 'Plan of the Year'

Lending at Lite Speed

Think it’s tough to get a business loan? Imagine what a bank must go through to meet Dodd-Frank — onerous background checks on loan officers and applicants (including fingerprinting), stifling regulations, caps on fees, and exhaustive documentation.

NADA: Incentives and Declining Used-Car Prices to Boost Auto Sales

La-Z-Boy Explores Options For New World Headquarters

Linda Orlans Selected to 2012 Powered By Women

U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Report Contradicts Job Claims

DBusiness Magazine's Powered By Women Event at Spa Renaissance

More than 125 guests gathered at Spa Renaissance in Troy on Aug. 16 to celebrate DBusiness Magazine's 2012 Powered By Women honorees. The evening reception included gourmet cuisine, cocktails, tours, and a ceremony.

Dickinson Wright PLLC Expands Healthcare Practice

New 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo Hits the Sweet Spot in the Cinquecento Line-up

Belle Isle Conservancy Hosts Pathways to the Garden Party

Kid Rock Music Lab Celebrates Detroit Music at Detroit Historical Society

Comerica Bank Names Albert Taylor to Lead National Bank Card Services

ViSalus Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

U-M Creating Future of Personalized Medicine with DNA Diagnostics

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy's 3rd Annual Shimmer on the River Gala

Saks Blast Benefiting The Karmanos Cancer Institute

Saks Fifth Avenue at the Somerset Collection in Troy held its annual Saks Blast event on Aug. 16 benefiting the Karmanos Cancer Institute. More than 300 guests enjoyed shopping, passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and a fashion show.

Hearts of Livonia at Fox Creek Golf Club

More than 120 golfers played at Fox Creek Golf Club in Livonia on Aug. 15 in support of Hearts of Livonia, a nonprofit organization that has donated $2.6 million to St. Mary Mercy Hospital and other charities, as well as providing more than 160 college scholarships.

Gerald Acker Elected to Michigan Association of Justice

A Shining Beacon

Taking on gas and electric monopolies, along with political corruption, Detroit Mayor Hazen S. Pingree led the city of out darkness.

Snyder Applauds Agreement That Protects Benefits for School Reitrees

Motor City Casino Hotel Receives Pinnacle Award

Ford Investment Delivers New Jobs, Better Fuel Economy, and More Choice

Why Does The U.S. Allow Consumers To Import Counterfeit Brands

I recently had an epiphany about my career as a trademark attorney. Brand protection has become part of my DNA.

Michigan’s Future Gets $200,000 Boost From Rehmann

Crystal Ball

Can a mobile app developed in Detroit predict the future?

Living in Detroit

Demand for housing in downtown Detroit and its immediate neighborhoods is so hot that it’s tough to find space.

First Automotive Works Approves Designs of New Research Center

Paul W. Smith Golf Classic at the Detroit Golf Club

The 9th annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic was held on Aug. 13 at the Detroit Golf Club. The event raised a record $520,000 to benefit Think Detroit PAL, which provides athletic and leadership development programming for more than 10,000 youth in Detroit.

Think Detroit PAL Raises $520K with Annual Golf Tournament

Ford Motor Co. to Display Over 800 Ford Mustangs at the Woodward Dream Cruise

Report: U.S. Car Dealership Network Will Break Sales Record in 2012

The 18th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise Begins Aug. 18

Mitsubishi Motors Electric Car Finishes Second at Pikes Peak 2012

Mark Rose Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Event Planning

Polk Enters Sales Arrangement, Expands Customer Base

Helicopters Mark New Era For U-M Health System's Survival Flight

Chevrolet Showcase Activities at the Woodward Dream Cruise

President, CEO Don Stebbins Steps Down From Visteon

Grant Thornton, LLP Announces Promotions, New Hire

Accelerate Michigan 2012: $1 Million Business Plan Competition

A Legal Shot

Can a company maintain and build market share by aggressively suing its rivals? Consider the David vs. Goliath legal battle between Birmingham's On Go Energy drink and Farmington Hills's 5-Hour Energy drink.

PDA Q&A

David Bradley // Owner, Bradley Dental, Warren; Studio 32, Farmington Hills

Oakland County Boat Club's Centennial Celebration

On Aug. 11, the Oakland County Boat Club of Sylvan Lake celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Black-and-White themed party. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, live music and dancing, and a fireworks show.

Detroit CBP Donates Fossils to University of Michigan

Domino's Pizza Announces Vehicle Design Competition

Four Companies Receive Michigan Microloan Fund Program Awards

Oogieloves Become Social Media Darlings

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Business Features

Up In The Air

Tips for Stress Relief from Detroit Pistons Trainer Arnie Kander

A graduate in physical therapy from Wayne State University, Kander began his career as a professional dancer and worked at a fitness center before joining the Pistons in 1992.

Aero Tech Town

Detroit City Airport has established an industrial R&D cluster to develop the next generation of aircraft, including civilian drones.

A New Path

Fundraising is challenging enough, but it’s even more difficult during an economic recession.

Digital Trader

A financial expert in Auburn Hills uses algorithms to predict investment trends.

Roll 'Em

Michigan’s tax credits for Hollywood films underwent drastic cuts in 2011, but reworked legislation opened the door to viral players.

Stress Relief

Stress and burnout are the silent killers of productivity, causing more than 60 percent of work absences each year. The prevalence of instant messaging, laptops, smartphones, iPhones, iPads, and BlackBerrys make it difficult for anyone to unplug from work.

Crystal Ball

Can a mobile app developed in Detroit predict the future?

A Legal Shot

Can a company maintain and build market share by aggressively suing its rivals? Consider the David vs. Goliath legal battle between Birmingham's On Go Energy drink and Farmington Hills's 5-Hour Energy drink.

Floor Burn

Running, dancing, and driving can power the future.

Fluid Dynamics

The Soviet Union’s loss is Michigan’s gain.

Powered by Women 2012

From automotive to information technology, more female business leaders are making their mark in the management ranks of major organizations.
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From the Magazine

Can The Big Three Survive Success?

Forget another bailout. GM, Ford, and Chrysler must keep winning on the sales floor.

By the Book

In 40,000 photos taken between 2005 and 2011, Julia Reyes Taubman captured every nook and cranny of Motown — from motorcycle clubs to scattershot

A Shining Beacon

Taking on gas and electric monopolies, along with political corruption, Detroit Mayor Hazen S. Pingree led the city of out darkness.
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